|Birth||Oct. 10, 1843|
|Death||May 24, 1936|
|Cemetery||David City (David City)|
|Post||Lincoln (David City)|
|Unit||2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company D|
Private Alpheus Simpkins
Company D, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry
Simpkins was born in Bridgeport (Gloucester County), New Jersey. He was residing in Bellevue (Sarpy County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the regiment on October 15, 1862. Simpkins was mustered on November 3, 1862 and served about 14 months. He was discharged on December 23, 1863.
The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha on October 23, 1862. The unit was assigned to Fort Kearney and provided protection to emigrants, stage and telegraph lines, and operating against Indians until April 1863. During the summer of 1863 it was part of General Sully’s campaign against Indians in the Dakota Territory. The unit was mustered out on December 23, 1863.
Simpkins died on May 24, 1936 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the David City Cemetery in David City (Butler County), Nebraska. Simpkins was a member of two (2) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:
Lincoln Post (#10) in David City Nebraska.
Robinson Post (#261) in Crawford, Nebraska.
Doc – Simpkins(2NEB).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.